HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc207-8W
65. Mr. Philip Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has received from the Secretary-General of the United Nations concerning recent events on the frontier between Israel and Syria; and whether he will make a statement.

Mrs. White

The Secretary-General has published reports by the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation on recent guerilla incidents within the borders of Israel, which are being made available in the Library. We have been working in the Security Council and elsewhere to secure a reduction in tension. We have urged both sides to exercise restraint, to co-operate with the Truce Supervision Organisation, and to observe the provisions of the 1949 Armistice Agreement. In particular, we have made clear to the Syrian authorities our view of their obligation under that Agreement to prevent attacks on Israel being mounted from their territory.

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